Sun 7 april Rebel Up label & distro @ Festival Lezarts Urbains, Le Tour a Plomb, Bxl

On sunday 7 april, the Rebel Up label & distro will be at the record fair on Lezarts Urbains festival.

The record fair will focus on black music & hiphop culture and is from 14h til 21h.
Our Rebel Up distro will be there from 14h to 18h.

All day plenty of hiphop action going on in several rooms in the venue with many concerts, slam poets, as well as workshops and more.

For full info & tickets, see FB event or website.

@ Le Tour a Plomb
24 rue de l’Abattoir, 1000 Brussels


Sat 6 April > Babylon Trio @ Tweetak Festival, Yallah Yallah night, ‘t Neude, Utrecht

Saturday 6 april, Babylon Trio will play on the Yallah Yallah night at Tweetakt festival in Utrecht!

Great lineup with Egyptian hiphop, Moroccan gnawa beats, Pan-Arabic sounds and more.

20h30 > Prace feat. Chaimaa Rochdi
(Morocco/NL)
21h > Disco Arabesquou DJ
21h45 > Babylon Trio (Irak/BE)
22h30 > Yallah Yallah DJ’s
23h15 > Bu Kholtoum (Egypt)

@ Neude square
Tickets: 7,50 €
See full info >
FB event / website






Sat 30 March > Jam’in Rebel Penguins global Bxl night w/ Kel Assouf (Bxl tuareg rock) & Ibaaku (SN) @ La Bodega

Jam’in Jette, Rebel Up & Giraffes & Penguins present: Jam’in Rebel Penguins!
a global Brussels party night in 2 rooms with local & international live bands, live acts and deejays in La Bodega!

Live acts >

KEL ASSOUFTamashek rock, BXL
Out of nostalgia and the loneliness of the desert, Brussels based band Kel Assouf builds music around the Touareg Tamashek culture and the fight against discrimination. Key figure Aboubacar ‘Anana’ Harouna, a fledged tamasheq from Niger, speaks with his guitar, and uses it as a means to claim his rights without bloodshed. With one foot in the desert and the other in the urban jungle, Anana writes about events from the Sahara to here, about life in exile and about freedom, peace and respect for all peoples in the world. After their first album ‘Tin Hinane’ (in 2010) and second album ‘Tikounen’ (2016), Kel Assouf evolved into a new sound on their new album ‘Black Tenere’, released earlier this month on Glitterbeat Records. Tunisian producer Sofyann Ben Youssef immersed the band in a surprisingly contemporary production and sound, which expresses a cry of impotence against violence, injustice and pollution in the world. The result? Desert rock with stirring drums, mesmerizing guitar riffs, psychedelic melodies and Tamasheg vocals. African rhythms played by rock musicians, bring Kel Assouf to the dance floor, somewhere between Brussels and Niamey.
https://kel-assouf.bandcamp.com/album/black-tenere
https://www.kelassouf.com

Ibaakuelectronic Senegal sounds, Dakar
Born in Dakar, originally from Casamance, Ibaaku is a prolific artist; not only a producer but also a multi-instrumentalist, author, composer & radio host. Hip hop, beat, afro-futurism & experimental electronic music are blended with Senegalese references & remixed local sounds to represent the major influences of his first opus album ‘Alien Cartoon’. Let yourself go on the Seneg-Alien’s space shift to feel the unique power of cosmic Dakar nights! He will be joined by his Brussels VJ sidekick Ben Richard on live visuals.
https://ibaaku.bandcamp.com/releases
https://soundcloud.com/ibaaku
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJt7dds5lXo&t=27s

DJ’s >
Rebel Up SebCat
Le Grand Mechant Loop
Wait & See
Rafael Aragon (Global Hybrid)
Beat Brother (Global Hybrid)

+ 2 ROOMS OF MUSIC
+ VJ projections by BenRichard
+ facepainting / maquillage festive by Collectif Maracuya Sunshine
+ snacks
+ artisanal beers

5€ before midnight 8€ after (CASH ONLY) /// Doors 22h – 6am
ALL INFO > FB EVENT

@ La Bodega
Rue de Birmingham 30
Anderlecht


🎤🎷🎸🔥🐧🐧🐧
In support of Jam’in Jette festival on 17 + 18 May
https://www.facebook.com/events/246016632747635/

Sat 16 March > Rebel Up & HAPE Collective present: FOKN Bois (Ghana / live) + Nickodemus (Wonderwheel / NYC) & DJ Buosis (Chad / IT) @ Au Quai Bxl

Rebel Up and HAPE Collective join forces to organise a night of fresh afrobeats & tropical dancefloor madness, with a heavy international cast, presenting two new albums! A Belgian première, don’t miss it!

FOKN BOIS (GH – live)
The Ghanaian duo FOKN Bois is made up of singer/songwriter and producer M3NSA & pidgin rapper Wanlov the Kubolor who have been building a solid reputation as progressive and controversial musicians over the last 8 years. Celebrated for their entertaining performances, they throw sarcastic albeit funny shock lyrics that deal with social-political issues over a unique blend of hip hop, afro beats and Ghanaian hip life and azonto. They’re touring Europe to present their recent 5th (!) album, “Afrobeats LOL”, backed by the Hungarian producer/dj András Weil, and are most happy to put the Brussels crowd on fire! First show in Belgium!
https://foknbois.bandcamp.com/album/afrobeats-lol
https://youtu.be/zsmM4PXMANk

Nickodemus (US) & DJ BUOSIS (IT) presenting the album “Pulo NDJ – Desert to Douala” (Wonderwheel Recordings)
Nickodemus can be easily called one of the ‘world beat’ pioneers, ever since he started organising the “Turntables on the Hudson” parties in New York in the late 90s. Early 2000 he started producing and set up his own label, Wonderwheel Recordings, to release his music and that of like minded producers (Zeb, The Spy from Cairo…), mixing hip hop, funk and house with African, Latin, Brasilian, Arab and Balkan flavours. By signing a new wave of global artists like Chancha Via Circuito, Populous, Thornato, Tremor and Alsarah & The Nubatones, his label stays on top of the international scene.
Invited by the international Hape Collective, he went to Chad to work on a new album with local talented musicians, which resulted in the ecletic-versatile album “Pulo NDJ – Desert to Douala”, a fusion of afrobeat, hip hop, electro and traditional rhythms and instruments, to be released March 29 on Wonderwheel. In avant-première, he’ll present the album (and much more) together with DJ Buosis from Hape!
https://wonderwheelrecordings.bandcamp.com/album/desert-to-douala
https://soundcloud.com/nickodemusnyc

REBEL UP! (Bxl – everywhere)
SebCat & LeBlanc have been active for more than 10 years now, spreading their love for new and less known dance music from all corners of the world, whether it be more traditional folk, global urban club music or fusion experiments in between. They host radio programs on Radio Campus, Bruzz, Kiosk Radio and The Word Radio, organise parties and concerts in different venues in Brussels and deejay all over Belgium and abroad. With an eponymous new record label, the mission to promote new world music and adventurous artists, still continues…

HAPE Collective (Havana – Chad – Brussels – the world)
Born in Havana, Cuba, in 2016, HAPE is a collective of djs and musicians spread around Latin America, Africa and Europe. Lead by an unquenchable thirst for modernizing roots, HAPE has established itself as a major catalyst for Cuban underground musical talents (Yasek Manzano, Dj Jigüe and El Menor, Yissy & Bandancha, El Individuo, Eric Cimafunk, Niño Fony…) while multiplying its collaborations with artists from Chad, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, United States, Belgium, Mexico, Italy and the UK.
https://hapecollective.org
https://soundcloud.com/hapecollective

TIMETABLE:
23-00h: SebCat & LeBlanc – dj
00-01h: FOKN Bois – live
01-03h: Nickodemus solo dj set + B2B dj Buosis
03-04h30: Sebcat & LeBlanc – dj


ALL INFO > FB EVENT

Entrance 8€ (CASH ONLY) /// Doors 23h (come early!)

Au Quai
Quai du Hainaut 23
Molenbeek Bxl

Next to Dépôt Design and MIMA
Metro 1/5 >> Comte de Flandre / Graaf van Vlaanderen
Tram 51 >> Porte de Flandre / Vlaamse Poort



22 + 23 sept > Rebel Up SebCat in Berlin > 4th FreakOuternational Vinyl Market @ Festsaal Kreuzberg & Tropical Timewarp @ Klunkerkranich

Berlin! 2 gigs >

on saturday 22 september, 4th FreakOuternational vinyl market @ Festsaal Kreuzberg.
Summer season ends with the 4th market and a big bang of an after party! As usual they offer vinyl, used and new, as well as equipment, instruments and arts. After dark we celebrate a great summer with all you waxheads, helpers, DJs, artists, regulars, irregulars, visitors, guests, and supporters.

4 pm Biergarten ***FREE ENTRY***
Vinyl market & Pop-Up radio
with DJ Rebel Up SebCat & Freak A§§ E (FreakOuternational)

9.30 pm Kaminzimmer room
Concerts & Party

Live:
Okou (Paris/Berlin)
SAADI (SYR/NYC)
Taha feat. Amer Wakka (SYR/DE)
DJs:
Rebel Up SebCat
Shalaby (EGY)
Freak A§§ E

Okou
Afrofuturistic dance sensation! Singer Tatiana Heintz was born in Cote d’Ivore and has been a musical nomad ever since. She is singing in English, French and Bété, backed by multi instrumentalist Gilbert Trefzger on slide guitar and bass pedal. Third man is Ghost Nebula alias Konaté Thiemöko Alain-Stéphane on electronics.
https://vimeo.com/278151576

SAADI
Born in Syria and raised in the US, Boshra AlSaadi is a typical product of the multicultural music scene of New York. She sang and played bass in bands such as Looker and Teen, as well as a part of the Bubu Gang of the late Janka Nabay, where she also served as musical director. As a solo artists she has released two 45s and will pick up that thread for an exclusive Berlin performance.
saadinyc.bandcamp.com

Taha feat. Amer Wakka
Taha, a Syrian MC and producer, amalgamates postmodern prose, contemporary poetry, Arabic rap, and classical poetry. Taha’s music and texts draw on memory, emanating from displacement, exile, nostalgia, and the politics of home and identity.
Special guest Amer Wakka is a hip hop artist originally from Damascus, who has been gaining recognition in the Arab world after performing in Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan and his native Syria. Since his escape in 2015 Amer lives in Germany, but remains true to his mother tongue – Rap Arabi fi Almania – Arab rap in Germany. His first EP “CHAUA” was released earlier this year with “Bezirk Zwo”.
bezirkzwo.de/project/amer-wakka-chaua-ep

Rebel Up SebCat
The Belgian soul brother of Freak A$$ E, with his Rebel Up! collective following the same mission as the FreakOuternational: championing and supporting the network of outernational musicianship, be it on the radio, at parties and concerts, or on wax. His mixes are a wild ride across all borders and fences..

Shalaby (Okou)
Musical Nomad with swiss / egyptian roots and a deep knowledge of all things with strings. He plays electric and acoustic oud, as well as guitars, banjo and pedal bass in various projects including Mando & Gilbert and Okou (see above). As a DJ he journeys with ease between the west and the east. soundcloud.com/gilberttrefzger/mixtape-1-dj-shalaby

Freak S.E. (FreakOuternational)
The DJ with rots in Dub & Drum’n’Bass is hosting the FreakOuternational Radio Show on multicult.fm and the monthly FreakOuternational Vinyl Night at Monarch. He is co-founder of undestructible dub lab X.A.CUTE, plays drums in power duo Atomvulkan Britz and various instruments in the latest incarnation of the Mystical Communication Service.
always a pleasure
mixcloud.com/FreakAssE

Supported by Musicboard Berlin
FB event
@ Festsaal Kreuzberg
Am Flutgraben 2, Berlin

and on sunday 23 september, Rebel Up SebCat will play at the Tropical Timewarp party in the Klunkerkranich rooftop venue in Neukoln area.

Tropical Timewarp is back for another high altitude session at Klunkerkranich! Joining us for some fresh mountain air on the ‘Hinter den Alpen’ upper deck dance floor some very special guests.. Providing an eclectic mix of tropical tunes from Lagos to London via Bogotá >>>

Rebel Up SebCat
David Tinning (Cashmere Radio / Bush of Ghosts / Santuri Safari)
santurisafari.org/soundcloud.com/davidwtinning

The Soulvendor & BestMate? – (Tropical Timewarp)
tropicaltimewarp.orgmixcloud.com/Tropical_Timewarp
soundcloud.com/tropical-timewarp

FB event
from 18 til midnight
@ Klunkerkranich
Karl-Marx-Str. 66, Berlin